Thursday, February 28, 2013

Back to the Scene of the Crime…

Ms. Heyduke© 2013We really enjoyed spending some quality time at Lockhart State Park with our grandkids and their parents as well :) The sites were large and comfortable there with great views of the golf course.  The kids most enjoyed hiking the trails and of course the nightly campfires complete with plenty of s'mores!  On our last day we planned to have Sharon drive our son’s car so I could let the whole family see how we break camp and allow them the opportunity to ride in the motorhome at least until we got to the designated point where we would say our goodbyes. Our grandson really wanted to ride in “Our Bus” so it was the only way I thought that he could. Funny how he refers to “The Bus” as “Our Bus...

imageOur next destination is College Station, Texas which is home to Texas A&M University and of course home to the latest Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Football. This is also the town we left nearly two years ago when we both retired from our jobs and left on March 3, 2010 2011 to embark upon our full time RV’ing lifestyle. We even stopped by my old place of employment to discover a commemorative brick that was placed in my honor…

imageWe pulled into our home for the next three to four weeks at Holiday RV Park in College Station. We picked this park for its proximity to Texas A&M University but with the addition of recent overpass nearby there is a bit more road noise than I predicted. Thankfully we have double paned windows and since it is chilly outside they are shut. This along with the heater going makes the road noise a non-issue. The sites are closer together than we would like but we didn’t come here for the park just the location. Happily,once we settled in and sat down for lunch we were delighted to see the football stadium, Kyle Field in plain view outside the dining room window! Now if it will just warm up a little we anticipate enjoying the stadium view and the sunsets while perched outside in our chairs at Happy Hour.

Our view of Kyle FieldOne plan I have while we are here is to inspect the rent house we kept and approve any updates it may need. More importantly we look forward to reconnecting with the many friends we left behind once we began our travels. Hopefully the blog won't be too boring as we take you along on our reunions with friends and our revisiting of favorite haunts in and around Bryan/College Station .With springtime and better weather ahead we are both excited about leaving winter behind to travel far and wide once again. And with one of the first stops being New Orleans, Louisiana we feel sure we will have some more entertaining experiences to share here pretty soon!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are back to home dirt for a while. Enjoy reconnecting with everybody there.

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  2. My accounting brain thinks that March 3, 2010 was three years ago. Did I miss something?

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    1. Nope you make a good accountant - you didn't miss anything, I did... corrected to 2011... thanks!

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  3. No need to look for more entertaining experiences for me. I like your posts just as they are. But I'm sure envious, You got a comemorative brick for 18 years at A&M. I got a big fat nothing for 25 years at the University of Virginia. Looks like I picked the wrong place to spend my working life. No wonder you go back and like it. I love going back to the town but I never go back to the University.

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    1. The brick was from the last Department I worked for, not the University. I worked on campus for over 30 years and not every job was as good as the one I had at the Student Rec Center!

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  4. Isn't every hour, happy hour? Any news on the jaw?

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    1. yes every hour should be happy, as for teeth still searching but really no clues...

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  5. Always nice to spend time with those we love.

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  6. When will you be in New Orleans? We plan to be there Mar. 10-13.

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    1. you will beat us there as we don't get there until the latter part of March

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